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The essential Galileo

Author: Galileo Galilei; Maurice A Finocchiaro
Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana : Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is a collection of Galileo's most important writings, covering his entire career. Here the relevant concept of importance centers on their historical impact, and the history in question includes not only Galileo's life and the 17th century, but also the historical aftermath up to our own day.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
Essential Galileo.
Indianapolis, Ind. : Hackett Pub. Co., ©2008
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Galileo Galilei; Maurice A Finocchiaro
ISBN: 9780872209374 0872209377 9780872209381 0872209385
OCLC Number: 226308166
Notes: Translated from the Italian.
Description: ix, 380 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction. Galileo's Legacy, Life, and Works --
Chronology of Galileo's Career and Aftermath --
Glossary of Terms and Names --
Annotated Bibliography and Cited Works --
Ch. 1. The Sidereal Messenger (1610) --
Ch. 2. From Discourse on Bodies in Water (1612) --
Ch. 3. From History and Demonstrations Concerning Sunspots (1613) --
Ch. 4. Letters on Copernicanism and Scripture (1613-15) --
Ch. 5. Reply to Cardinal Bellarmine (1615) --
Ch. 6. From the Earlier Trial-Documents (1615-16) --
Ch. 7. From The Assayer (1623) --
Ch. 8. From Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems (1632) --
Ch. 9. From the Later Trial-Documents (1632-33) --
Ch. 10. From Two New Sciences (1638).
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Galileo Galilei ; edited and translated by Maurice A. Finocchiaro.


Spanning Galileo's career, this title presents an annotated translation of Galileo's important writings as judged by their historical impact from the 17th century to the present. It provides those  Read more...
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Finocchiaro's new and revised translations have done what the Inquisition could not: they have captured an exceptional range of Galileo's career while also letting him speak--in clear English. No Read more...

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